Session 9

Thursday 25 March : 4.15 pm –  5.00 pm


The session will bring together the themes and conclusions of the previous two days, as well as delivering an exclusive insight into industry opinion and challenges on the main topics influencing the future of Health, Safety and Environmental performance in the oil and gas industry.

Speakers and Panellists

Geraldine Boylan
Director – Environment

Geraldine is a Chartered Environmentalist and Fellow of IEMA with 22 years consultancy experience working with industrial and commercial companies on sustainability and environmental compliance and improvement projects. As Director of the Environment Group at Mabbett she leads new business development and innovation of services, e.g. circular economy, net zero support, carbon baseline, LCA and partnership approaches to delivery. She is a connector of people, and leverages the expertise of the Mabbett team and key collaborators for overall client benefit – and solutions – so that clients ‘See a Difference’. She is looking forward to chairing a lively final session of the HSE Conference – focusing positively on the opportunities we need to address short and long term.

Chris Flint
Director Energy Division

Chris Flint has been the Health and Safety Executive’s Director Energy Division since April 2016 and is responsible for regulation of Offshore and Onshore Oil and Gas, Gas transmission and distribution, Marine and Wind renewables and Mines and Quarries.  He works closely with key stakeholders in the offshore oil and gas industry and is a member of the Step Change in Safety Leadership Team.

Prior to his current position Chris was Head of Operations in the HSE’s Chemical, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division regulating the onshore chemicals sector across Scotland, the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire. The sector includes chemical manufacture, refineries, oil and gas terminals, and fuel storage and Chris worked closely with key stakeholders including the Chemical Industries Association and UK Petroleum Industries Association. Chris was also chair of the Refinery and Terminal Operators Forum.

Iman Hill
Executive Director

Iman Hill was appointed Executive Director of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) in December 2020. She also serves as non-executive Independent Board Director of Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL).

Iman is a Petroleum Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with extensive global expertise in the technical and commercial aspects of the petroleum business, in particular field development, capital projects and production operations. Iman’s experience has been gained in the Middle East, North and West Africa, South America, the Far East, and the North Sea in a number of diverse settings from onshore to ultra-deep water.

She began her career with BP and worked in a variety of technical positions before becoming a Senior Reservoir Engineer. In 1995 she joined Shell International where she held positions such as Senior Regional Adviser Africa to the E&P CEO and the Chairman of Shell as well as GM Shell Egypt and Chairwoman of Shell Companies in Egypt. As Senior Vice President Brazil, Iman also led BG Group’s first ultra-deep water development of the super-giant Santos Basin pre-salt fields. Additionally, at BG, as SVP Developments and Operations, Iman was responsible for driving top quartile performance in maturing developments to sanction, well engineering and operations. Iman has also held the positions of VP Africa at Sasol and Technical Director, GM UAE and President Egypt for Dana Gas in the UAE, where she also ran the one of the Egyptian join ventures in her role as Managing Director and Board member of The Egyptian Bahraini Gas Derivatives Company.

Iman also serves as a NED on the Board of United Oil and Gas. She is Egyptian and a mother of five.

Trevor Stapleton
HSE Director

As OGUK’s HSE Director, Trevor Stapleton brings more than 36 years of industry experience to the role, mainly from BP where he acquired extensive skills in areas including HSE, supply chain, engineering and operations management in both its downstream and upstream businesses

Trevor is a civil engineer with an MSc in Construction Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Aberdeen Business School; he is also a Chartered Safety Professional with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (MIOSH) and a Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

He has held senior HSE and Offshore Installation Manager positions and is a graduate of BP’s MIT Operations Academy where senior managers were trained to lead a more systematic and rigorous approach to the management of operations.

As OGUK’s HSE Director, Trevor’s responsibilities currently include spearheading the Pandemic Steering Groups work on industry preparedness for and response to the coronavirus pandemic, and directing the industry response to the hydrocarbon reduction challenge set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Trevor is currently the co-chair of Step Change in Safety’s Alerts & Moments Work Group and is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s Offshore Safety Committee.

Jonathan Ward
Director, Environmental Operations

Jonathan is a qualified lawyer and joined OPRED in 2015 as their Senior Investigations Officer. He was promoted to his current role as Director of Environmental Operations in October of 2016 and has been in the role ever since. Jonathan leads the Offshore Environment Unit within OPRED, which is a 50 strong team of specialist Environmental Mangers and Offshore Environmental Inspectors and generalist business support staff.

Steve Rae
Executive Director
Step Change in Safety

Steve Rae is the Executive Director at Step Change in Safety, his career path is certainly one less travelled as having entered the Industry, as an Offshore Technician in 1982, he happened to find himself onboard Piper Alpha on July 6th, 1988. Having survived the horrific events of that night Steve chose to continue working in the Industry where he went on to become an accomplished executive. Over 35 years of industry experience has provided him with a unique perspective on safety culture, effective team leadership and engagement across all levels of workforce. Steve was a member of the Step Change in Safety Leadership Team from 2007/2010 and chaired Statoil’s (Brazil) Aiming High Group in 2014/15. He has also held several senior positions including Operations Manager at Noble Drilling, Vice President International Drilling Operations at Seawell, Vice President QHSE at Archer and Operations Director at Wellsafe Solutions.